Chez Parker -- With My Wife's Good Old Fashioned Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

The 1998 Marcoux Châteauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is knock-out stuff ... sumptuous, fat, rich, and complex, yet still an infant. It was tasted next to the 1998 Clos Erasmus from Priorat, Spain. New wood dominates the Clos Erasmus. It is very internationally-styled, but loaded with concentrated fruit. It is not the 1994, but it is a superb wine that needs another 5-8 years to absorb its wood.

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